Volume 3

Covid-19: Questioning Public Healthcare Systems and Scientific Approaches

Soumya Bera
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra
Dibyendu Das
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra,
Raghunath Chelakkot
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra
Dipjyoti Das
Department of Biological Sciences, IISER Kolkata, Mohanpur, Nadia 741 246, West Bengal,

Published 2023-09-02


  • Public Healthcare, Eco-social Health, Scientific Methods

How to Cite

Bera, S., Das, D., Chelakkot, R., & Das, D. (2023). Covid-19: Questioning Public Healthcare Systems and Scientific Approaches. DIALOGUE: Science, Scientists and Society, 3, 1–15. Retrieved from https://dialogue.ias.ac.in/index.php/dialogue/article/view/33


In the context of the current COVID-19 pandemic, we argue that merely focusing on immediate Government decisions and scientific modeling directed to assist such immediate measures, leaves us with limited scope for eradication and prevention of such a global crisis. We should widen our perspective and methods of analysis to include the long-term economic, social and ecological causes which all combine to intensify the likelihood of recurrent epidemics, and sustain poor public healthcare systems.


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